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Tibialis Anterior Muscle

Tibialis anterior forms the main fleshy part of the outside of the shin. It is a dorsiflexor of the ankle.


  • Upper 1/2 of lateral and anterior surfaces of the tibia.  


  • Inner surface of the medial cuneiform and 1st metatarsal.  


  • Inversion
  • Dorsiflexion.  


  • Deep peroneal nerve.  

Daily uses

  • Walking - to lift the foot up and clear the ground.

Example strengthening exercises

Example stretches

Related injuries